Working in the Community: Perspectives for Change

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Lulu.com, 2005 - Social Science - 316 pages
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A book for all those engaged in working for change in communities. The book explores the nature of community development and social change in a time of globalisation and post modern culture. It proposes, and explores, a Freirian driven participatory model of practice.
  

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Contents

About this book
1
Why community work?
5
Exploring the basics
44
Global contexts
63
UK context
94
Theories
112
Understanding the urban
170
Organising for change
186
Working with groups
217
Participatory practice
234
Campaigning
266
Appendices
276
Resources
284
Bibliography
290
Index
306
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About the author (2005)

Rod Purcell teaches social and cultural theory on community development courses at the University of Glasgow. Previously he worked as a neighbourhood community worker, practice teacher of social and community work, trainer and community development consultant. Other roles have included chair of the UK Federation for Community Development Learning.

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